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. good evening. aim ann note range low. you can't see it yet, but tonight's grammy award ceremony has taken the tone of a whitney houston memorial. just a day after the pop diva's death, coroners are staying tight-lipped about her autopsy. whitney houston's daughter was also rushed to the hospital. >> reporter: whitney houston's only child, bobby christine ?a, left a beverly hills hotel on a stretcher, to the hospital in an ambulance. a family friend said she was treated for stress and anxiety before being released. only hours earlier, her mother's body was taken from the same hotel to the morgue. ♪ i'm every woman n] >> reporter: whitney houston was found dead in her bathtub at the beverly hilton on saturday. she was there at the klive davis bash. the party went on as schedule,
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with davis saying that's what whitney would have wanted. >> i do have a very heavy heart and i am personally devastated by the loss of someone who has meant so much to me. >> reporter: performer alicia keys paid homage in song. ♪ i want to dance with somebody! ♪ >> reporter: here at the grammy's, producers quickly organized a tribute for the legendary diva. jennifer hudson will take the stage to honor her idol. houston's sudden passing was the talk on the red carpet. >> i really feel sad about whitney and especially for her kid. >> it's just -- doesn't make any sense at all. she had everything, you know, and she gave us so much pleasure. n]♪ >> reporter: houston's power house vocals helped her become one of the world's bestselling artists, until drugs sidelined her career. no cause of death has been determined. that could take weeks. bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. well, in light of houston's
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downward spiral from drugs, one industry insider says her death is shocking, but not surprising. >> i'm afraid whitney houston has been somewhat of a public embarrassment for sometime now. >> we live in such a fish bowl world for celebrities, for show business and pop music performers, and the pressures on them are so enormous and the failure rate is really high. >> joel sullivan is a pop music critic for the san francisco chronicle. by the way, two of houston's early pop hits, "how will i know" and "i want to dance with somebody" were produced in san rafael. keep it here on cbs 5 to see whitney houston honored at the grammy's. jennifer hudson will sing a tribute. the show starts at 8:00, followed by eyewitness news at 11:30, when you'll hear from the doctor who performed throat surgery on singer adeformity. a solano county suspect was
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shot. the sheriff's department says the struggle started after a sheriff tried to serve some kind of warrant in vallejo and at some point, a round went off. the condition of the suspect is unknown. hate crimes were up for discussion in the bay area today. federal representatives came to meet with members of the sikh community. that group became a target in the wake of 9/11. anne makovec with a sikh perspective on life in the bay area. n]♪ >> reporter: it's a culture that many don't know much about. >> i'm a sikh. >> reporter: wearing the traditional sikh head covering can lead to misunderstanding and discrimination. >> lot of kids do ask, are you a terrorist, are you -- what's your religion? what's your culture like? >> everything from racial taunts, epithets, violence. we've had homes that have been vandalized. >> reporter: crime against sikhs was the hot topic at the sikh center with a visit from u.s.
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attorney malinda haag. >> i can see why the sikh community would be targeted and i think it's important for the department to talk about that. >> reporter: the harassment and discrimination many sikh americans face got worse after 9/11, when some people confused them with muslims, two very different groups. n]♪ >> reporter: sikhism started in northern india, a peaceful religion recognizing all humans as equals, regardless of beliefs. >> we stand in partnership in a lot of ways with our muslim brethren out there, because they, too, face the same challenges that we are as well. >> reporter: hate is believed to be the cause of a double murder near sacramento last year. two sikh men were out for a walk when they were gunned down, a crime still unsolved. other crimes against sikhs are less violent, but more rampant. this man had his identity stolen, a crime made easier because his last name is very common among sikhs, singh, but the main challenge this
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community faces-- >> i would hope we could break down the barriers. more human remains found today during a search in san joaquin county. investigators found teeth, bones, shoes and jewelry today, all remains believed to be from victims of the so-called speed freak killers. lauren herzog and wesley shermantine. shermantine told a bounty hunter where to search in exchange for money. state treasurer bill lockyer says hess wife has been assaulted by an ex-boyfriend. the san francisco chronicle results newark police have confirmed there was an incident at a local motel. the police have not identified the victim, but the state treasurer says it was his wife, alameda county supervisor nadia lockyer. he said the man was a "troubled person," and she went to the hotel to help him.
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we're just days away from the 25th anniversary of the aids quilt. why visitors say they keep coming back. n]♪ >> he's the man behind the sound that helped shape a generation and he's built his life right here in the bay area. a record label that's already won a grammy tonight. and as the great meteorologist karen carpenter once sang, rainy days and mondays, in the offing for the bay area. later in the week, here comes that rainy day feeling again. the entire forecast, coming up after a break or two.
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symbol of the devastating toll of aids. and it began right here in . it's both a tribute and a symbol of the devastating toll of aids. and it began right here in san francisco. linda yee shows us the aids quilt on display in the castro to mark its 25th anniversary. >> john quinn. >> kirk bearfield. >> reporter: one by one, the names were read outloud. >> jack train. >> reporter: 10,000 names stitched onto a quilt, each person lost to the aids epidemic that definite state the san
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francisco gay community beginning in 1980. 2000 people were dying every year for more than 10 years. >> well, it was devastating, and it felt for those of us who were living it here at the time, really it was like an avalanche. we had never heard of this thing. all of a sudden everyone was dying. by november of 1985, we had lost a thousand people in this immediate neighborhood. >> reporter: cleve jones created the memorial quilt 25 years ago this tuesday. >> i started it in my backyard and i thought of it as a weapon, a weapon against ignorance, intolerance, a call to action. that's why it was designed to be displayed on the mall in washington, dc. >> reporter: 35 sections of the quilt will be displayed at the former tower records space. smaller sections in four other spaces around the castro. for many people here, it was painful to remember, but also a chance to honor those who died. >> and all of my friends are gone. there's a few in the l.a., salt
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lake, and that's about it. it's a matter of bringing back those feelings and memories of the good times, and just going out. >> reporter: the show's message is for a generation who may have never seen the quilt and the reminder, aids is still here and still killing. >> people need to get tested, know their status and get access to the medications. that means sometimes taking on the pharmaceutical companies, it means addressing the social stigma that still exists, but treatment equals prevention, and that's how we can actually end it. >> reporter: admission is free, but donations will be given to local aids nonprofit groups. in san francisco, linda yee, cbs 5. . a potential downside to an active life-style. the surgery that's become more and more common in baby boomers.
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well. we'll set that all out in due course, coit tower. really was constructed not so much for power as it was for beauty. that was at the request of mrs. hitchcock, who wanted to beautify the city of san francisco in 1963. there it is today. temperatures around the bay, mostly in the 50s. we'll look to cool them to the 40s tonight, a few low 50s. rain coming from a fairly weak cold front that by tomorrow morning will turn showery and windy. chilly tomorrow morning with the numbers in the low 50s. all because of low pressure spinning abeam washington state right now, as this somewhat weak cold front presses south. forecast highs tomorrow in the mid-50s. as we look ahead, the numbers will even out, into the mid-50s and low 60s. rain will disappear by monday night and then look ahead toward next weekend, there's at least a chance for late friday, into saturday. stay tuned, roberta will fine
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tune at 11:00 tonight. >> we should be happy with what we have, but we really need more. thank you much. kim's here. pebble beach, kind of a surprise? >> a little bit. well, for the third week in a row, the leader of a meltdown, so that was a little surprising. phil mickelson began the final round at pebble beach 6 shots back, but it only took him six holes to grab the lead. dennis o'donnell has more on lefty's big comeback. >> reporter: thank you, kim. welcome to pebble beach and what a showdown it promised to be in the final round. charlie wi, could he hang on? be the first cal golfer to win? would it be the tiger woods and phil mickelson showdown? here's how it came down. paired for the 30th time on tour, both gunning for cal's cheiral wee got off to a terrible start, missed the short par putt on 1, misses the short bogey. he 4-jacks the first green for a double bogey. after another wi bogey, mickelson had this eagle putt and he buried it.
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mickelson has a two-stroke lead. meanwhile, tiger struggles. approach to the green is short, lands in the trap. tiger hates it because it led to a bogey. he bogeyed 7, 8 and 9, putting him five back of his playing partner. pivotal part of the round on 12 from the bunker, tiger woods lays it perfectly and knocks it in for a birdie to go 10 under. and then mickelson, facing a 30-foot putt for par, kicks right at the last second and falls. what could have been a big two-stroke swing stays at one. mickelson goes on to win his fourth career at&t pebble beach pro-am by two strokes over wi, the ninth golfer ever to reach that milestone. >> oh, i am so happy for you! oh, my gosh! what a round! are you kidding me? >> it's one of the more emotional victories for me than i've had.
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and the reason is, i've had some doubt these last couple of weeks, given the scores that i've shot. yet on the practice range, playing and practicing, having these great practice sessions, i start to wonder if i'm going to be able to bring it to the golf course. >> i didn't hit it as bad as the score indicated, for sure, but i missed everything. i could not get comfortable. and, you know, it was frustrating, because, you know, i was looking to somewhat getting off to a 2 or 3 under par through six or even through seven, was kind of the goal. and phil got off to fast start. >> i love playing with him, and he brings out some of my best golf. and i hope that he continues to play better and better and i hope that he and i have a chance to play together more in final rounds. i feel like he brings out the best in me. it's only been in the last five years. before, i got spanked pretty good. let's not forget, you know, the big picture here.
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>> reporter: very emotional win for phil mickelson, fourth at monterrey here. five-time winner mark o' mara is up next. we'll have more 12:30 a.m. game day, coanchor from pebble. >> thanks, dennis. mecca puts stanford up 10. two minutes later, returns the favor with a great pass for the easy two. 25, they combine for 44 points and stanford beats ucla 82-59 for their 70th straight conference win. those ladies definitely headed to the tournament. >> they look good. >> they do. >> this could be their year. >> thank you so much. out of nazi, germany, to the bay area, into the lives of generations, a local record label is being recognized tonight for one man's life work.
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have come out of the bay area. each is a snapshot of time, de . some extraordinary music recordings have come out of the bay area, and each is a snapshot of time caught by one man who has made the sounds of america his life's work. now, a box set of these recordings, many of them never heard before, are up for two grammy awards. juliet goodrich reports. >> reporter: off of san pablo avenue, take a look.
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better yet, a listen. n]♪ >> reporter: welcome to the home of arhoolie, a small record label with a big history. more than 50 years of capturing traditional american music. n]♪ >> i just like to catch sounds that i like. >> reporter: chris strachwitz is arrest hue arrest arhoolie's founder. >> i fell in love with the whole idea of recording. >> reporter: in 1961, during his last year as a teacher, with a reel-to-reel and microphone, chris began to travel around the country, recording music for what would become arrest arhoolie records. chris found lots of it in the bay area. >> i made a lot of recordings in people's homes, in clubs, at concerts. >> reporter: even in his own home, where chris recorded --
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n]♪ >> reporter: the song "oakland blues," on the guitar, big joe williams, on vocals, his wife mary. n]♪ >> reporter: the mississippi blues man had pulled a knife on a woman in oakland. he ended up spending 60 days in alameda county's graystone jail. n]♪ >> he was very emotional. he poured it out, and i think in about two hours we finished the whole album. n]♪ >> reporter: in the '60s, chris also recorded louisiana creole music with the apaluses play boys. he heard them play in a tiny hall in south san francisco. >> i went there and there was this amazing little band, accordion, fiddle, wash board and drums. it was haunting. they played real lowdown stuff. >> reporter: chris learned how to make his own records.
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thousands of songs ended up on the arhoolie label, but one song, first recorded in berkeley, became famous. berkeley in the '60s, full of civil unrest and protest against the vietnam war. chris recorded a band singing an antiwar anthem. ♪ well, come on, all you strong men -- ♪ >> reporter: the song, "i feel like i'm fixing to die." >> he hung a microphone from a lamp in his living room and we all gathered around the microphone. >> reporter: joe gave chris publishing rights to the song. four years later at woodstock in front of half a million people -- n]♪ >> reporter: joe sang it. n]♪ >> i never dreamed that it would become popular and that people would like it. >> reporter: the song became a highlight of the movie, allowing chris to buy the building now
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housing arhoolie. chris scoured his archives and put together four cd's worth of songs he recorded in the bay area during the '60s. >> they are really musical snap shots. they will never be the same, never happen again, just like we change every day. >> reporter: the box set, "hear me howling" has been nominated for two grammy's. n]♪ >> it's a real honor to work for a guy like that who believes in what he does, and does it out of sheer heart. n]♪ >> reporter: juliet goodrich, cbs 5. n]♪ >> and we learned during pretelecast that arhoolie won. coming up tonight on a special edition of eyewitness news after the grammy's, a complete wrapup and the latest
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on the death of whitney houston. plus, we'll hear from the doctor who operated on singer adele's vocal chords, who saved her voice and her career. and what you didn't see on tonight's telecast, that's tonight at 11:30. that's going to do it for this edition of eyewitness news. 60 minutes is next, and the latest, always on have a great night. if you want less, you can always have less,
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